The Obamas will visit Arlington National Cemetery where the president will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Good on you, Mr. Obama. As the nation's Commander in Chief...it's about time.
*through May 10th – this number may have changed
Update: After double checking, Obama did lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in 2009. It must have been one of a number of other occasions where the Commander in Chief was conspicuously absent from Arlington that I was thinking of.
UpdateII:It may have been Veteran's day that I was thinking about. As I noted last November 12th:
Last May, when Obama skipped the Memorial Day services at Arlington because he was vacationing in Chicago, like many Americans, I thought that it was inappropriate and somewhat disrespectful to our fallen soldiers. He did plan a visit to a smaller cemetery near Chicago (which visit, as I recall, mercifully rained out his speech), but as Commander in Chief, he ought to have attended the most prominent national ceremony, IMHO.
Tailgunner Joe Biden took his place at Arlington.
UpdateIII: From Barack Obama's 2008 Memorial Day speech:
"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today – our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."
UpdateIV: Obama Pays Lip Service to Military During Visit to Arlington Cemetery, Promptly Heads to Play Golf For 70th Time Since Taking Office